Chilled Double Chocolate Torte

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 9, 2010


I think I jinxed myself yesterday talking about the cold because today we are under an extreme cold weather alert. The only upside to this cold weather is that there is usually some beautiful sunshine to go with it so today is really bright and clear outside!

Since I posted about my chocolate torte experience on Sunday, I have been excited to go into more depth about how to make it. After trying The Coup’s chocolate torte, I was determined to create my own version free of tofu. I’m not really a fan of tofu in my desserts and I figured I could make one without it.

I absolutely fell in love with this torte and it was one of the rare occasions that I nailed the recipe on the first shot. Actually I think that is the only time it has ever happened! I was pretty excited that it turned out because I made it, along with the other 3 Coup recipes, on the day before and morning of the deadline for the challenge! It was a pretty crazy weekend to say the least. ;)

Not only is this torte free of tofu, but it contains a certain green ingredient that is packed with healthy fats and vitamins.

Any guesses?



Chilled Double Chocolate Torte

Crust adapted from The Coup Cookbook.

Crust ingredients:

  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup white sugar OR 1/2 cup sugar + 1/3 cup Sucanat
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp + 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup



  • 2 cups avocado flesh (approx 4 medium avocados), pitted and scooped out
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (revised amount)
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted


Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, sift together the dry crust ingredients (spelt, cocoa powder, baking powder, arrowroot powder, sugar and salt). In a medium bowl, whisk the wet crust ingredients (oil, maple syrup, milk). Add wet to dry and stir well.

In a 10 inch springform cake pan, scoop on the crust batter and spread out with a wet spoon or wet hands. The batter will be very sticky so you will have to keep wetting your spoon/hands. Spread out as evenly as possible and bake for 25 minutes at 375F.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by placing all filling ingredients (except chocolate chips) into food processor. Process until smooth.

Once the crust is done baking, remove from oven to slightly cool off for about 5-10 mins. Now melt your chocolate chips in a small bowl and place melted chocolate into food processor mixture. Process until smooth. Scoop this filling into cake pan on top of crust. Smooth out as much as possible and then place in the freezer for 1.5-2 hours to firm up.

Remove from freezer and allow to sit on the counter for about 10-15 minutes before serving chilled. Serves 10-12. Place leftover torte in the freezer wrapped and placed in a seal container. I’m not sure how long it lasts in the freezer, but I would guess 1-3 weeks if sealed properly.

Note that this torte should be served chilled as it looses it’s firm shape when at room temperature. Eric and I also agreed that it tasted much better chilled.


If you guessed this torte contains avocado, you are correct! This chocolate torte filling packs in a whopping two cups of avocado. But, you’d never know it…


First things first, preheat the oven too 375F and gather up the dry crust ingredients.


Sift together in a big bowl:


Gather the wet ingredients (almond milk, maple syrup, oil) in a small bowl and whisk.


Add wet to dry and stir.


Spread into a greased 10 inch springform cake pan.


The crust batter will be very thick! Do not fear. Spread it around evenly as much as possible.


That’ll do.


Now bake the crust for 25 minutes at 375F.

Meanwhile, let’s make the delicious chocolate filling!

Gather up the 2 cups avocado flesh, almond milk, peanut butter, vanilla, arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, and kosher salt. Don’t grab the chocolate chips yet as we don’t need them right now.


Process until smooth! This chocolate ‘pudding’ will taste incredible.


Once your chocolate base is finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Take a knife and carefully circle it around the base.

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate chips.


Mmmmm. Now add this melted chocolate into the food processor and process until smooth. It will taste like HEAVEN!!!

Your filling is now ready to be spread over the crust!


If you don’t feel like making the entire torte you could always just make this chocolate filling and eat it as pudding.  :) It is that good.


Smooth it out.


Now freeze the torte for 1.5-2 hours until firm. Once firm, take a knife and circle it around the edges once again, going very slowly.

Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes and then open up the springform pan carefully and serve immediately! This torte is meant to be served cold, so don’t let it sit at room temperature to warm up (especially because there is avocado in the filling and you don’t want it to spoil).


The result is an incredibly delicious, rich chocolate torte!


Place any leftovers into a sealed container and pop it into the freezer until you get your next craving. I’m not sure how long this keeps in the freezer, but I would guess that if sealed properly it would keep a couple weeks.

I don’t think I need to tell you that Eric is obsessed with this torte. Last night he had two huge slices and was pretty much in chocolate ecstasy . :)


The filling has a pudding-like texture that is creamy, incredibly smooth, and chocolaty. It goes great with the Coconut Chai Latte too. :)


Today is the last day you can vote in round #9 of Project Food Blog! I appreciate your support in helping me advance tomorrow. :)

I am off to work on my holiday Glo bakery orders today. Have a great Thursday!

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jenna December 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

this looks so amazing angela! but i’m not going to lie they avocado scares me a little….can you taste it at all?

good luck tomorrow! you deserve to win!!!!!!!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 10:05 am

When chilled you cannot taste the avocado at all. :) I could only slightly detect it when at room temp.


Heather (Heather's Dish) December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

i am totally making this tonight…seriously, i die.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

ooooh my goodness. this looks delicious. not gonna lie, after i saw the photo you posted on twitter last night, i’ve been dreaming about this torte!!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman December 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

That looks amazing. Talk about a hefty dose of frosting. Yum!


Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

Oh yum – I’ve been meaning to try avocado chocolate cake, and now this avocado chocolate filling comes along…maybe I should try both together. Looks positively luscious!


The Peanut Butter Addict December 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

I’ve made chocolate pudding before with avocado and it tasted so good :) This looks delicious!
It’s FREEZING here too and at this point I *want* all the snow this weekend because it makes the temperature go up.


Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Wow I’m totally drooling :-P I guessed the avocado though! I’ve made chocolate pudding with avocado and it’s awesome. I can only imagine over chocolate cake…


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

Good luck on making it to round 10!!! I already voted :)

This dessert looks heavenly. I’ve made Averie’s choc mousse which uses mashed avocado and the texture is out of this world!!!


Jamie December 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

that looks AWESOME! do you think cornstarch or flour would work instead of the arrowroot powder?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

see my reply to Kelly :)


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

This is absolutely UNREAL!


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats December 9, 2010 at 10:07 am

Hi Angela – this looks wonderful. As soon as you said no tofu I wondered if you used avocados :) I also love that you said that recipes don’t always work on the first try – it makes me feel better about my flops.

I actually had something work on the first time too – I made a vegan soy-free yogurt-y parfait – I was totally channeling all your wonderful parfait inspiration when I was working on it. The parfait part is coconut, pumpkin and white chia seeds.


[email protected] December 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

I could eat some chocolate torte this morning, this looks so yummy. I love that is has avocado too!


Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

I want torte for breakfast AHHHHHHH!


Dee December 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

oh my gosh! YUM!

ps. Just voted for ya! Good luck!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

thanks Dee!


kelly December 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

Can you easily sub cornstarch for the arrowroot? This sounds sooo good, but I would have no idea where to find that ingredient! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

you can find it at Bulk Barn or bulk food stores and often some natural food sections of some grocery stores have it too. It is used as a thickener, much like cornstarch, but it has a milder flavour and is better in things like puddings than cornstarch is. I find sometimes cornstarch has a grainy texture so I am not sure if it would work in this, but it might!!


kelly December 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

I will look for it, thanks :)


Gina (@ Looking Forward) December 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Whole Foods carries arrowroot in their spices section:)


Debbie December 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

I used cornflour and it worked just fine :) I think Cornflour is the same as cornstarch

Texture was amazingly smooth…We’re having this for a Xmas lunch as its VERY hot here right now


Kathy March 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Cornflour is not the same as cornstarch as the flour is generally made from whole corn where as the starch is a processed complex carbohydrate (chemically speaking, starch molecules are just bonded sugar molecules) that is only part of whole corn. Sort of like while wheat flour is just one part of the whole wheat grain.
Also, arrowroot powder only thickens when it is cooked. The same is so with cornstarch. So, you would probably be best just omitting the thickener unless you are going to cook the pudding!
Just thought I share what I know :-D


Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

This looks like heaven on a platter!!!!

I make raw vegan chocolate mousse, with AVOCADO! No one would EVER guess (nor do they) that it’s avo. They think it’s some super egg/dairy heavy mousse. I always bring it to parties, 4th of july it’s perfect or bday parties or holiday parties. It’s a huge crowd pleaser and b/c avos are full of fat, and I fatten it up even more with a boatload of cocoa powder and more agave than is legal :) it’s not lowcal/lowfat. It’s a raw vegan dessert that will put some meat on your bones and omnis and vegans and KIDS all love it. I thin it out a bit w/ extra agave and frost kids’ bday cakes with it too.

Sorry to ramble but you can see how much i love my avo/choc creations! But I love your creation even more!



Veronica @ lifewithnature December 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

WOW, this looks incredibly delicious! I bet I could easily substitute spelt flour with brown rice flour to make this gluten free… And I like that it uses only the healthy fats of the avocado.


Joslyn @ missfitbliss December 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

Yum, yum, and yum! Beautifully done:)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

Oh wow. It’s the chocolate-avo pudding on crack. Your name is about to be legenday in my family this Christmas. Chocoalte & chocoalte is our fav combo. :)

I think avo goes will everything! I can’t taste it in the chocolate pudding version I make. Yesterday, I put 1.2 an avocado in a smoothie with pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and spinach. Not too shabby!


stacey-healthylife December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

Wow that looks soft and chocolaty.


Lauren December 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

Incredible! I have a long baking to-do list, and it’s mostly filled with your recipes


Jessica December 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

This looks so good! I discovered how wonderful raw chocolate avocado pudding is this summer so I’m sure I’d love this too!


Alayna @ Thyme Bombe December 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

Wow. And it looks pretty simple to put together too. I’m daydreaming about how silky and luscious this must be!


Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

Mmm, I should make this for my sister-in-law who loves chocolate! I made your Pumpkin Pie Brownie for Thanksgiving and she LOVED it.


Amber K December 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

This looks amazingly delicious and I love that it is soy-free.


Balanced Healthy Life December 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

I love that there is avacado in this recipe! I love it!


Alina @ Duty Free Foodie December 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously, Eric is so lucky!!


Shanna, like Banana December 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’m thinking how good this would taste with a cup of coffee..pure joy I’m sure!


Camille December 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

I love how perfectly formed it it! Baking with avocado is the best, it makes everything so creamy and delicious!


Toque Girls December 9, 2010 at 10:54 am

I love the Coup and I love your blog. Am delighted that the two of you met and hit it off.


[email protected] December 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’m totally going to make this…and not tell my family :) I love trickery desserts!!


Ashley (Taste For Healthy) December 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

Ahhhhhhhh! Absolutely amazing Angela!! I am making this for Christmas!! :)


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 9, 2010 at 11:00 am

Wow– that looks professional!! Beautiful!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

After I thought about my comment, I realized– well, you DO run a bakery!!! So I guess you ARE a professional!! :-)


Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

I tried chocolate avocado pudding once and loved it! This looks great!


Katy (The Singing Runner) December 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

Oooooo let the chocolate coma commence!


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

Oh man. That looks heavenly. I must make that!!!
I’ve never tried using avocados in a dessert before though, but I’ll give it a go! :D


Ana December 9, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow, looks amazing and I love that it has avocados in it!
Just yesterday I made a chocolate avocado pudding that turned out so good, my 8 year old loved it! He was eating and asking what ingredient I used to make it so creamy, then when I told him it was avocado he was happy and said “there was no way this could be bad then”! He is one after his mommy!! Love that!


melissa @ the delicate place December 9, 2010 at 11:29 am

wow does this look amazing! any substitute for a gluten free crust? instead of the spelt flour?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Im not sure but Bob’s red mill all purpose might do the trick?


jessica December 9, 2010 at 11:42 am

that looks so delicious!

BTW–have you ever thought about being on DRAGON’s DEN?? they would LOVE you!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

hehe I love that show. I’ve watched from the beginning and they always eat the food business ALIVE…no pun intended!


Roz December 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

Oh wow….this looks incredible!!! It would be gone in NO time flat in our house!!


grocery goddess jen December 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

Angela, that looks so fabulous! Great job on getting it right the first time out :)

I voted for you and only you this round of Project Food Buzz, and I’m crossing my fingers you make it to the final three!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Jen!


suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] December 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

Sounds absolutely amazing! I hope I can find arrowroot powder… :)


Coco December 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

I want this. NOW!!! I’ve been craving chocolate so much lately and this looks way healthier then the chocolate croissant that I want.


[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside December 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I’ve been really curious about the whole masking avocado in chocolate thing lately… this looks like the perfect recipe to try. The Coup certainly knows their stuff!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

You kill me with these desserts – this looks amazing.


Aneta December 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

OMG that looks delicious, angela. looove the idea of cooking with avocados!


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Oh my gosh. This has to be one of the best things you’ve ever made!! Ahhhh I wish I had the time to make this today!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Oh my JESUS. My mouth literally dropped when I saw the picture of that…holy cow.


Melissa December 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Yum! I am glad that you were able to make your own less processed version of the Coup’s chocolate torte! Too funny that Eric loves it… I knew he would!! LOL


Lauren at KeepItSweet December 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

this looks delicious! i have been wanting to try avocado in a chocolate dessert for a while


Bronwyn Coyne December 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

looks so good.


Sonia December 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Oh. Wow. I guess the random dream I had of you and other food bloggers teaching me a new recipe was a sign. This cake looks amazing. I can’t wait to make this!!


Emily December 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Hi Angela,
I am so happy & excited that I have stumbled onto your blog/ web site (! You’re like the Vegan version of Julie & Julia (the movie) ;0) I am not a Vegan however I try to have a clean diet with a healthy life style. Your recipes have just brought a new light to my cooking and baking! One question, is the baking recipes are they high or low in calories? (I have family members who count their calorie intake for health reasons)
Thanks for the great work!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

It totally depends on the recipes. :) Occasionally I will post the calorie counts, but generally I do not have the time as it is very cumbersome to do so.


Moni'sMeals December 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

To Die for!

Great recipe and thanks for sharing! :)


Noelle December 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I agree Angela. This looks so delicious. So decadent. Wonderful pictures~!


Suzanne December 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I never thought avocado would be put into a dessert but this is amazing.
i really want to make the topping and put that as a separate dessert like you said.

You picture taking of food is b-e-autiful ;) odd fetish of mine xxx


Healthy Chocoholic December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Lookin’ good!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry about the cold weather, though!


Clare @ Fitting It All In December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

That looks insane. Reading your blog is not good for my waistline. But it makes me eyes pretty happy:)


Monica December 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I may have almost licked my screen…


Alyssa December 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Holy chocolate…this looks absolutely delicious!


kristine December 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Avocado and cocoa are a match made in heaven <3


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes December 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I’m actually drooling!


Tania (RunToRadiance) December 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

This is ridiculous. I am making this ASAP. Omg yum! You’ve got my vote!! :)


carol December 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

OMG!!!!!!! You have done it again!!!!!!!! I am drooling. The pics look amazing!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I used to be skeptical about putting avocado in baked good’s, but then I tried Allie’s Avocado Banana Bread recipe and I’m hooked! It makes it so moist! I’m curious what it would be like in a creamy filling like this… guess I’ll have to try it out. ;)


Cara Craves... December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Well that looks like the most delicious thing ever.
So creamy and rich…Mmm


Meg @ MegGoesNomNom December 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Oh My Noms this looks beyond luscious.


Liz @ IHeartVegetables December 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

That looks a-MAZING. Your hubby is a lucky man ;)


[email protected] December 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Looks fabulous!


Faith @ lovelyascharged December 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Nice! I will definitely be baking this and serving it to The Coach. I’ve been swearing that I’m going to sneak avocado into something and make him eat it one of these days (the other day he made me try a salad dressing without telling me what it was and it was frackin’ mustard and bacon fat…he swore I’d never have known if he didn’t tell me, so now I plan to sneak avocado into a baked good in retaliation!) This seems like the perfect way to go ;)


Emily December 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Recipes like this speak to my need for hearty and rich comfort desserts so badly…how much do I want to just bake and eat all winter long; hibernation!


Kaitlin December 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

this looks absolutely fantastic. I think I’m going to make it for my family for Christmas Eve. If I can pull this one over them, that will be the real miracle of Christmas :-)


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I can’t help it….I must curse. DAMN! That looks amazing.


Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner December 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Wow. My jaw dropped when I saw that masterpiece! Your vegan creations never cease to amaze me :)


Wei-Wei December 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

I think that avocado is actually quite a mild flavour – I wouldn’t be able to taste it! This looks amazing.


Gypsy December 10, 2010 at 1:01 am

oh angela…


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble December 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

oh yum that looks so amazingly delicious!!!


Halie Colbourne December 10, 2010 at 1:30 am

Hi! I wanted to leave this comment on your This Ain’t Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole page, but I couldn’t… I just wanted to say I used that recipe over Thanksgiving and it was a wondrous hit with everyone :) Also, I came across vegan marshmallows!!! Here is the link, I found them on strangely enough!


laurak December 10, 2010 at 5:44 am

My gosh this looks so so amaaaaaazing Angela, so thick and delicious!
I have only ever tried fudge brownies with avocado, it’s such a great substitute ingredient!
Laura :)


Tine December 10, 2010 at 7:18 am

So inspiring, your ideas, your recipes, your blog.
I’m a huge fan, following your blog for a while.
The Itty Bitty Carrot Cake Cookies I tried a week ago are beloved here at home.



Jordan December 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

I am sooo making this when I get home for Christmas break!
I will feel sorry for my older brother, though – he’s allergic to avocados!


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope December 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

This looks so delicious!!!!!

Angela, I was wondering if you’re still using the same skin products that you were when you did Project Glow or if it has changed? Your skin still looks great and was wondering if you’ve changed anything?


thehealthyapron December 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

I’ve always wanted to try baking with avocado! This looks sinful!


thehealthyapron December 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

I’ve always wanted to try baking with avocado! This looks sinful! yum!


Nichole December 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Everything you make looks amazing. I can’t wait to try the club med salad and this torte.


Andrea December 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

YAYYYYYYYYY!!! You did it….congrats on making another round for Project Food Blog & for being Reader’s Choice. I think you are going to make it all the way to the end!!


Robin December 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Yay!! Congrats on advancing to the final round!


Nicole December 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Yay! You advanced to the last round!!! I am so happy! Go Canada! Go Vegans! Go Angela!


Ritika December 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it to the final round! I’m rooting for you all the way. I was so nervous but look at you! Reader’s choice!! =D


Melissa December 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Yay! Congrats! I’m so nervous for you, but I know you can do this! You’re awesome!!


tracey December 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This torte looks amazing. I’ve made so many recipes from your blog. My current fave is the Coup, Club Med salad. Luv, luv, luv


val December 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm

AHHHHHHHHmazing. Beyond drool worthy!


Amy December 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I have been checking all morning and it is finally posted!!! Congratulations you made it to the last round and got readers choice!!!! You so own this!!!


jen December 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

No matter what you make, it always looks incredible!!!!



kelly December 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Congrats on making the finals!!! :)


j. December 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

i am so excited for you having advanced into the final round of pfb =^.^=


Sue December 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on making it to the finals. Man, pressure! I wish we could help you win just by voting, but it looks like that’s up to the judges. After having made 4 of your recipes already, though, I have complete faith you can do this on your own, no problem. Good luck!


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Hi Angela — just wanted to say congrats on being Reader’s Choice once again! I can’t wait to see your next entry :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

thanks everyone!!!


kristin @ the expat diaries December 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Congrats on advancing into the next round!! I’m a Canadian too, so I’m double-proud. Keep up the amazing work!


Dawn December 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Congratulations on winning Reader’s Choice, and on advancing to the final round! I’m so happy for you – you totally deserve it! It’s funny, your blog was the first one I started to follow, since then I’ve started following some others too, but yours is the ABSOLUTE best! Your descriptions, your photos, recipes (I love how you have the print option now), stories, everything. Way to go!!!!
ps. I wish you luck in the next round, but I don’t think you’ll need any luck!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm

thank you!!


Leah @ Why Deprive? December 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

This looks INCREDIBLE!!

Congrats on making it to the final round btw – thats SO exciting! And much deserved.


Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) December 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I’m so excited for you! Congrats on the finals-I hope you win PFB 2010 :-)


Lynda December 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I am so excited for you! You have truly ‘owned’ this contest.


yasmine December 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm

oh YUM!!!! this cake looks simply amazing!! I love avocado to make chocolate creamy! It’s so healthy too!

Ps: congrats on making it to the finals!! good luck :)

Xx yas


Kate @ahealthypassion December 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Made it tonight and I am still in chocolate bliss. Good luck with the final PFB challenge I really hope you win!


Steph December 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Congrats on making the finals!


Danielle December 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Hi Angela! :) Just wanted to tell you that I think your blog is amazing–so amazing that it inspired me to start blogging! I’ve recently been struggling with numbers, and when I came across your blog I read that you had struggled with overcoming calorie counting as well. It’s refreshing to know you overcame that struggle and that there’s hope for me! :) I am definitely going to have to try some of your recipes b/c they look simply irresistible!


Jamie December 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

Congrats on Reader’s Choice again! I think that you will win first place because in addition to making amazing, creative and (usually) simple recipes, you also inspire people to be their very best, inside and out. I have been reading and recommending your site for the past year and not only have you changed my life, you have changed the lives of many others that I know. I have 3 friends that are now Vegans because of your site. Anyway, just thought that I would finally comment and let you know…:)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm

thank you!


Satu December 11, 2010 at 12:59 am

Congrats on making it to the final round, the best of luck on the final post!


heidi leon December 11, 2010 at 1:03 am

the chocolate torte looks amazing, I´m totally making this next week.

oh, and good luck on the final challenge.


Sünne December 11, 2010 at 8:32 am

Congrats on being one of the final three in Project Food Blog! I just saw it and really hope you’ll win. So excited for your final post! Good luck!


Victoria December 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

Congratulations! I’m excited to see you made the final 3! and Reader’s Choice to boot!!


Ffion December 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I have never done any vegan baking, but really want to give it a go sometime, I’m definitely adding this recipe to the list of contenders for my first ever vegan baking challenge! It looks absolutely amazing!


Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I made another one of your chocolate puddings and it was absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make this torte!


Cori December 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Made this today… So good! Especially the filling, unbelieveable.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm

So glad you like it!!! we are obsessed with it!


Tanya December 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Hey Angela!

I am just recently looking into changing the food in my life! I am attending a dessert potluck tomorrow night and this has been on my brain! How long do you think it takes to get to room temp? I would keep it in the freezer until serving, but it might sit out on the table for half an hour or more? Any idea?

Thanks so much! Love your stuff!

<3 Tanya


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

you should serve it chilled for sure (it was much better chilled than at room temp)…we remove it from the freezer and let it sit on the counter for 10-15 mins I think?


Stephane Bouchard December 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

I did your Chocolate Torte yesterdays and that’s the perfect chocolate desert. When I was eating, I almost cry. I have no word to describe how good this was. All my family loved it. Thank you very much for sharing all you recipe.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

so glad you enjoyed it!


Cori December 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

Made this yesterday for Christmas Eve, and made a small ramekin for myself to eat…really, really good. I used cornstarch and whole wheat flour in the crust and it seemed to work fine in case anyone was wondering :-)


Deanne April 10, 2012 at 11:28 am


I just wanted to send in some feedback. I made the chilled double chocolate torte for my entire family for Easter this weekend and it was so embarrassing. The torte tasted horrific. The avocados in it made it absolutely disgusting. It tasted like eating chocolate on avocados. I am honestly still sick today. I have felt nauseas since Easter Sunday. The entire family tried it and no one liked it. I was so embarrassed. I looked up so many recipes and decided on that one since this website said it was a favorite. I am really disappointed now b/c I was hoping to use this website often for recipes but now I’m scared to try anything else on here if that was a crowd favorite! I honestly still want to throw up. I’m very discouraged. I don’t know where to find vegan recipes now that I can count on. I haven’t had any luck. I feel like this is why people go back to eating animals. It’s very sad. I strongly suggest thinking twice before posting something and saying it’s good b/c it could be the recipe that converts someone back :(


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Deanne,

Thank you for your feedback. I’m so sorry to hear that you and your family did not enjoy the torte. That makes me feel horrible. I’m surprised by your reaction to it because the feedback I’ve had has been so positive, but of course not everyone’s taste buds are the same. We found that you can’t detect the avocado when made according to the directions. I will have to respectfully disagree with you about not being able to use this site for vegan recipes. While I don’t think that every recipe will please everyone, I do think there are many options that could please someone new to this lifestyle. I do appreciate your feedback and hope you will give other recipes a shot. Take care! Ange

PS- I moved this comment to the original post.


Deanne April 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi Ange,

Thank you for the quick reply. I feel awful that I made you feel bad by my comments. I shouldn’t have said anything. I think I was just frustrated b/c I have felt nauseas since then just thinking about the dessert. I do apologize for being harsh and in all honesty am SO thankful for your site and that you offer vegan recipes for people. I wish everyone did that. I will give some other recipes a try and I’m sure they will be delicious. But I do agree, not everyone will like every recipe. Thank you for providing cruelty free options for people. I hope you have a great day!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

Thanks Deanne. I understand it’s frustrating when recipe don’t turn out as you’d hope. Goodluck if you try out others! Take care


Raechelle May 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

Love this and can’t wait to try! Question though that I haven’t seen above – is there any way to leave out the peanut butter? What is a good replacement, if anything? Can you taste it in the final product? This would be a MAJOR turn off in my house, sadly. (Even though I love PB!) Please help – would love to know how to do this minus the PB! You are truly amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe! :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

Yes I think it would work without it. If I remember it was just 1 tbsp right?
Or you could use another type of nut butter. Be sure to serve the torte cold!


Jackie June 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Is it necessary to use the peanut butter? can you detect a peanut taste in the final product?

Also I’m a huge OSG fan!


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I couldn’t detect a peanuty taste. If I can remember there was only a table spoon or 2, so it can probably be left out.


Jackie June 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Woops just read the comment above me! Sorry for the duplication


Kellye June 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I looooooove this recipe! I have to admit, I have even used the filling as frosting– it pipes beautifully through a pastry bag, and it holds up nicely when I frost cupcakes with it!!! Thank you!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Wow I had no idea…I will have to try this! Did you have to chill it first?


Ashley November 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Love love love this recipe. I made it yesterday to take to my mom’s for Thanksgiving. Everyone who ate it absolutely loved it. My sister, a baker, kept saying, “I taste something. I can’t quite make it out.” Eventually, she figured out that it was avocado (because I was keeping mum lest I scare away people…), but she said she loved the “zippy” flavor of the avocado combined with the rich chocolate. No one else could tell (or they kept saying they tasted banana). I left with just a quarter of the tort, which is awesome, considering there were about a million desserts to pick from!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

Thats so great to hear, thanks for letting me know!


Helena November 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe FOREVER. Im pretty sure it must taste amazing with cocoa!

Only I thought ‘hm, maybe I can make it with carob powder insteat’ (my dad’s allergic to cocoa). WORST idea ever. Please, anyone who’s thinking carob in this recipe- don’t even go there. Tastes disgusting.

So I’m off to make your pumpkin pie now and try to forget the carob-avocado-cake ever happened. (I WILL make this recipe with cocoa one day!)


Sonja December 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I made this torte and I was disappointed in this recipe. The avocado flavor was present in my final torte, leaving it with a strange smell and flavor. It looked beautiful, but didn’t meet expectations.


Andrea February 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Angela, I made your no bake version of this chocolate torte a while back and absolutely fell in LOVE with it! It was so amazing. Ever since, I’ve been wanting to try this version to compare! Well, I made it today and it is just delicious. It’s hard to pick a favorite version, because they’re both so good! When I started making this today, I had 5 avocados and wanted to measure the 2 cups of them out first to make sure I had enough. Well, two of the avocados were bad and I couldn’t use them, so I only had 1 1/2 cups of avocado flesh. Not wanting to go to the store, I decided to mash up a banana to give me 2 cups of “flesh” total. It totally worked! You can taste the banana in the torte, but I actually like it! Thanks for another awesome recipe :)


Mariel May 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I tried this using 1 cup of almond meal and 6 all purpose flour, it worked out lovely!


Mariel May 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Oops I meant 6 tbsp all purpose flour!


Maxine June 15, 2013 at 4:39 am

Just made it for a delectable dessert,….oooooh much more filling then I expected (especially since I couldn’t resist that chocolate pudding when pouring it) I made it in a 7.5 inch pan because my mum prefers a tall thick slice of cake, turned out beautiful, fancy enough for a restaurant!


Suzanne June 28, 2013 at 12:45 am

I’ve tried it,but made it with gluten-free crust!!! and it was the very very best chocolate torte I’ve ever had. I made it for my mum’s anniversary and she loved it so much that it was gone on the other day! Thank you very much for this another delicious recipe.


Jules July 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

OMG…I made this and it was soooo delish. My friend didn’t believe I made it. Great recipe. Everything i’ve made from your site is so good. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes.


Leanna October 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Hi Angela, thanks for the yummy recipe. I made it for my veg potluck and it was devoured. I am going to make it this Thanksgiving however one of the guests has a nut allergy. I’ll sub rice milk for the almond milk but do you think pumpkin seed or sesame seed butter would be the best sub for the peanut butter? Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

Hey Leanna, I would probably suggest sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter is a great brand). Pumpkin and tahini are quite bitter, so I’m not sure about those. Good luck!


Jammy November 24, 2013 at 1:38 am

Yum, but avocados are so expensive(2$ or 3$ for one), and I can’t find vegan choc chips. the ones that are available is exorbitant.


Faye December 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Hi Angela,

I’m not too familiar with spelt flour. Would whole wheat pastry flour work? Or all purpose?

By the way, all your recipes are making it really hard for me to decide what to make for my family Christmas party!


Faye December 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Oh and also, is the 2c of avocado flesh mashed or cubed?


Rachel December 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Just made this for the second time tonight–so good! Unfortunately, I realized too late I only had 1 avocado (instead of 4). I used the 1 small avocado I had, but subbed in soaked cashews, dates, 1 lb of spinach, and an extra 1/3 cup chocolate chips. It was AMAZING! Couldn’t taste any of the “mystery” ingredients nor the telltale aftertaste of avocado oil.


beth December 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I made this for today…and its weird….but it really roze up…compared to your pictures. we havn’t had it yet and i just realised i forgot to run the knife around will probably be a massive disaster but what would i have done wrong to make it rise up? it went to the top of the 10inch pan!.


Michael February 16, 2014 at 12:42 am

While staying in the “cabin” and avoiding the snowstorm outside I made this chocolate torte. It is brilliant. I love all the textures and flavors… and the cake is nice and moist. I think I might be glowing now from eating this creation.


Rana Hanna February 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

I made it today, but the avocado tasted so funny I couldn’t bare it :( maybe you should put a lot less !!


Anne March 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Non-vegans could use cow’s milk (rather than almond, etc.) in the pudding/filling without problem, right?


Vanya Dineva December 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I just made this torte, absolutely amazing! None of my guests could guess the main ingredient for the filling is avocado. Everyone loved it.


Katarina May 13, 2015 at 11:55 pm


My name is Katarina and I come from Slovenia (smaller country near Italy). Today is the frist time I visited your blog and it is fantastic, tasty,.. :)
I have one question about this recipe (Chilled Double Chocolate Torte) – where does the name “torte” come from? I am interested, because in our country the word for “cake” in “torta”, so it is simmilar to your name” torte” – the only difference is in the last letter.

Best wishes,


Joana G May 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hi Angela!
I am going to be making this tomorrow and I was wondering if you think it’s ok to use normal flour instead of the spelt flour?
I love your website and I already tried lots of your recipes. Till now my favourite is the creamy tomato pasta! Sooo delicious!
Thanks! :-)


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